The man and woman, aged fifty, had gone to the "Domes de Miage" the first May. Since then no more news. Immediately, rescuers launched a search and found the tent of the two mountaineers, mounted under the refuge of Conscripts. But no trace of the skiers. "We have begun research in the evening, then the next day, said a police rescuer. But the bad weather on Monday did not allow rapid progress ... "
The woman is a professor at the Lycée du Mont-Blanc at Passy
Clouds and visibility of 15 to 50 meters at best, made it harder for the gendarmes on the ground to work, having to use whistles and shouting.
Yesterday around 6 pm, the PGHM hoped for a short window of good weather at altitude to overfly the area on board the helicopter and assist the teams on the ground. According to them, these two climbers had apparently not much experience in high mountain, but approached it very cautiously.
Last night, rescuers kept the hope of finding them alive, the two ski.